We work with Nevadans to speak out, take charge, and make Nevada the best it can be for all its residents.
Nevada is a state of great energy and beauty, magnificent land and fabulous people. But for more than a century, Nevada has relied on unstable boom and bust economies - mining, divorce, prostitution, casinos, tourism.
Nevada’s fast-hire, quick-money booms create opportunity and attract many workers to the state, but our wild-west, corporate friendly, extractive economy also means low wages, failing schools and no safety net for many people.
For too long, Nevada’s economy has depended both on the exploitation of natural resources and of our immigrant neighbors, who despite bringing vitality and hard work to our state, continue to live in fear of deportation. Many are exploited because of their legal status or work for low wages with no benefits, while the cost of living soars. At the same time, Nevada's land and communities suffer from generations of toxic, unsustainable mining projects. Today, transnational mining corporations operate with near impunity and low taxes, leaving behind toxic groundwater and soil.
Nevadans have worked to overcome these problems, starting at the grassroots to stand up for the rights of children, women, low-income people, Native Americans, African Americans, immigrants, labor, and the environment. PLAN united these vibrant and growing movements under a common umbrella of education and action.
Together we have had many successes over the past 25 years.
Member Group Coalition
PLAN’s nearly 30 member groups represent a wide spectrum of popular interests. We apply Gender, LGBTQ, Racial Justice and Civic Engagement lenses in our work to build diverse coalitions, powerful grassroots support, and a strong community voice.
Together, we make a difference.
Over the years, we’ve seen that many ordinary Nevadans are eager to get involved in our efforts to reverse growing inequality, fix our democracy, and create a sustainable future. When we talk to people at the door, on the phones or in workshops, we break through their cynicism and inspire action.
During the week of Nov. 6th, PLAN's Environmental Justice (EJ) team both lead a film screening and were invited to present on mining accountability. The film screening was at the University of Nevada-Reno and was titled, "Injustice in Nevada and Guatemala", as a part...read more
DREAMers,Religious Leaders And Activist Demand Congressman Mark Amodei To Act On The DREAM Act After Several Meetings Ending Without Answer RENO, NV – DACA recipients, Activist, Religious Leaders and other community members have been meeting with Congressman Mark...read more
Climate Change is a reality. Over 100 organizers and leaders from across the country came together in rural Virginia last weekend for the inaugural People and Planet First Summit in Richmond, Virginia. PLAN's Environmental Justice team was proud and excited to...read more
By PLANistas Kyra Rehard and Gianni Giuliano | Compete version published on Medium.com. Scott Pruitt, the current Environmental Protection Agency administrator, has withdrawn Obama’s signature Clean Power Plan (CPP) from federal legislation. The CPP aimed for national...read more